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News & Comment

Melania’s Blood Red Xmas Trees Earning Hilarious Tweets

If you thought last year’s White House Xmas decorations were bizarre, take a look at the 2018 version. This photo was posted on Twitter by CBS News White House Correspondent Mark Knoller.

The trees are as red as the MAGA hat atop Trump’s farthest right supporters, as red as any communist in Putin’s Red Square, as red as the blood on Trump’s hands for selling more arms to the Saudis to use on the masses they are starving in Yemen.

But the comments on the trees are helping us look on the lighter side, starting with this PhotoShop effort from @chatelainedc:

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Verbatim

Melania Ignores Husband’s Multiple Infidelities

”I’m a mother and a first lady, and I have much more important things to think about and to do.”

— First lady Melania Trump, brushing aside allegations of infidelity on her husband’s part, telling ABC News that she has no time for what she calls media speculation and gossip.

Enumerati

Pics of Melania Bring $100k to Trumps

$100,000

“Since her husband took office Melania Trump has earned six figures from an unusual deal with a photo agency in which major media organizations have indirectly paid the Trump family despite a requirement that the photos be used only in positive coverage,” NBC News reports. “President Donald Trump’s most recent financial disclosure reveals that in 2017 the first lady earned at least $100,000 from Getty Images for the use of any of a series of 187 photos of the first family shot between 2010 and 2016 by Belgian photographer Regine Mahaux … More problematic for the many news organizations that have published or broadcast the images, however, is that Getty’s licensing agreement stipulates the pictures can be used in ‘positive stories only.’”

Enumerati

The First Lady Is Missing

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“First lady Melania Trump, who spent five nights in the hospital following a kidney procedure, has been out of public view for 15 days running — an unusually long absence even for a first lady who relishes life outside the spotlight,” the Washington Post reports.

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Inaugural Committee Paid Melania’s Pal $26 Million

$26 million

“President Trump’s inaugural committee paid nearly $26 million to an event planning firm started by an adviser to First Lady Melania Trump, while donating $5 million — less than expected — to charity,” the New York Times reports.

Poetic Justice

Dragging Her Heels

Once upon a time, they were a veritable portrait of love,
But now the Trumps seem to be stuck in different grooves.
After school’s out for Barron,
She’ll decamp to Washington,
But apparently Melania is not in a hurry to move.

Poetic Justice

Melania In Absentia

Melania Trump ain’t been seen since the inaugural,
And her early absence from Trump’s side augurs ill.
Trump knows he’s uncouth
And we suspect he suspects, forsooth,
That Melania just ain’t First Lady material.

Enumerati

Melania Trump Worked in U.S. as an Illegal Immigrant

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Number of modeling jobs in the United States for which Melania Trump was paid $20,056 in the seven weeks before she had legal permission to work in the country, the AP reports. “The details of Mrs. Trump’s early paid modeling work in the U.S. emerged in the final days of a bitter presidential campaign in which her husband, Donald Trump, has taken a hard line on immigration laws and those who violate them.”

News & Comment

Trump Family’s Latest Crime: Plagiarism

It’s the story of the day. In her speech at the Republican Convention last night, Melania Trump plagiarized a section of a speech that Michelle Obama delivered at the Democratic Convention in 2008.

The Trump campaign is responding by denying reality, blaming others for their own mendacity and ineptitude and by trying desperately to make the whole story go away.

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